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COVID-19 - Entry and stay in Bulgaria

New entry rules in force on August 4

On Wednesday, August 4, the Netherlands, Tunisia and Kuwait leave the red coronavirus zone and are included in the list of countries part of the orange zone. This is done with a change in the list of countries by colour zones, according to which..

published on 8/4/21 6:00 AM

Bulgaria takes the Netherlands out of red list

As of Wednesday, August 4, the Netherlands, Tunisia and Kuwait will leave the red zone and be included in the list of countries in the orange zone. This is done with a change in the list of countries by colour zones, according to which the order of..

published on 8/2/21 6:41 PM

New rules for citizens of red-zone countries entering Bulgaria

On Thursday, July 29, Bulgarian citizens, persons with permanent or long-term residence in Bulgaria and their families, citizens of the EU and the European Economic Area, seasonal workers and foreigners to obtain a decree for the acquisition of..

published on 7/27/21 6:24 PM

Reissuing of Covid-19 certificates starts on June 4

All citizens who already have a certificate for completed vaccination cycle against Covid-19 will be able to reissue their document in European format free of charge on the website of the National Health Information System (www.his.bg) in the..

published on 5/31/21 7:38 PM
Caretaker Minister of Tourism Stela Baltova

Free border testing for coronavirus for tourists being considered

“There has been no decision yet regarding the flights from Russia to Bulgaria during the summer season, which is casting doubt on the tourists from Russia,” caretaker Minister of Tourism Stela Baltova commented for Nova TV. Ways to make entry..

published on 5/31/21 12:11 PM

Romanian citizens can enter Bulgaria without PCR test or vaccination certificate

As of today, Romanian citizens arriving from Romania can enter Bulgaria through all border crossings without providing a negative PCR or antigen test document, a vaccination certificate or a document for recovery from Covid-19 . This was ordered by the..

published on 5/27/21 2:05 PM

New entry rules enter into force in Bulgaria as of May 1

As of May 1, Bulgaria temporarily bans entry of persons arriving from India, Bangladesh, Brazil and several African countries. An exception is made for Bulgarian citizens, who are subject to a 10-day quarantine, reads an order issued by Bulgaria’s..

published on 4/29/21 8:18 PM

Pupils, students from neighbouring countries no longer required to present negative PCR test to enter Bulgaria

As of 17 February (Wednesday), pupils and university students from Greece, Turkey, Serbia, North Macedonia and Romania travelling daily or at least once a week to Bulgaria for training and educational purposes will no longer be required to provide a..

published on 2/16/21 7:30 PM

As of January 29, all persons entering Bulgaria need to show negative PCR test

As of January 29 to April 30, 2021, all persons entering Bulgaria must present a negative result of a PCR test for Covid-19, performed up to 72 hours before their arriva l , the Bulgarian Border Police has announced. Exceptions are allowed for..

published on 1/29/21 6:45 AM

Passengers arriving from UK tested with antigen test at the airport

The first plane with Bulgarians returning from Great Britain has landed at Sofia Airport after the two-day ban on flights from the UK was lifted . The ban was imposed due to the discovery of a new strain of Covid-19 . An organization has been set up..

published on 12/24/20 3:29 PM